I already did the halloween thing last week (pictured right with Carissa--generic super hero with anonymous greek goddess!). I went to a very fun, very "West Hollywood" party last week, and it was everything one would think a West Hollywood party would be. (Forgive the stereotype, but sometimes they perpetuate themselves, if ya know what I mean.) Talk about an amazing time to people watch and interact with some very, very friendly people! It was a time when I was able to appreciate all of things that Southern California has to offer, which is not something that occurs very frequently. :) Usually during this time of year, I find myself fighting the temptation of embitterment towards the fact that once again, I have been denied a proper Autumn. The leaves that are green have not turned to brown, to say the least (or red, yellow, or orange, for that matter).
So, I actually keep thinking about All Saints Day tomorrow! The more I take seriously the call of community in the life of faith, the more I dwell on the beauty and hope of Eucharist, and thus communion with the saints. I'm really excited that it falls on a Sunday this year, and I get to contemplate it further in the context of my church community.
May we remember who we are, and give thanks for the blessed tradition from which we come.